WASHINGTON -- The day after Robby Mook, the head of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for the presidency, implicated her at the top of a conspiracy to link Donald Trump in 2016 with a Russian bank, I could find no mention of it in the leading newspapers of the Republic, save The Wall Street Journal. The Journal covered Mook's testimony in a ...Read more
CHICAGO -- I am in the Windy City; why is not Washington called the Windy City or the Windiest City? I came with my wife to attend a meeting of the fabled Federalist Society. She is a member of the Society and will participate with all the other assembled lawyers. I shall, for a change, merely listen.
I was raised in Chicago, where I have many ...Read more
Washington -- Do you remember the days when our liberal friends were forever claiming the moral high ground on almost any issue no matter how devoid of moral content the issue might be? They claimed it, of course, on issues of war and peace. "All we are saying is give peace a chance," the chorus would sing out. Yet they even claimed the moral ...Read more
Washington -- I do not go to the movies. Oh, I go to reruns of "The Godfather," "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III." (There was a "Godfather: Part III," was there not?) I got a little tired of all those Italians eating pasta and killing each other. Seriously, I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and I grew up with the ...Read more
Washington -- April, the great poet T.S. Eliot has tried to tell us, is the cruelest month of the year, and yet we continue to go out without our raincoats. Many pedestrians even forget their windbreakers. What about the fate of the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, the Moskva? A stray cigarette was presumably tossed on the floor of one of ...Read more
Washington -- I see that President Calvin Coolidge is in the news, along with his sidekick Warren Gamaliel Harding. Warren was a mediocrity's mediocrity and was long held to be the worst president of modern times. That was until Jimmy Carter became president and then Barack Obama and now Joe Biden. After Joe's term, I think we shall retire the ...Read more
Washington -- Well, now that Americans have had an opportunity to think about the war in Ukraine, cooler heads are coming to the fore. Or they think they are cooler heads. Last week, in Washington, there gathered a collection of cooler heads to consider what to do about the war. There was Sen. Rand Paul. There was the editor of the Federalist ...Read more
Washington -- I read a front-page report last week in the Good Times about the recent doings of former President Donald J. Trump. It got me to thinking about when I first met him. The Good Times, incidentally, is also known as the Washington Times, which prints all the news that is fit to print, in a timely fashion, leaving nothing out, having ...Read more
Washington -- At the height of the presidential race pitting Vice President Joe Biden against President Donald Trump, former New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani was given a laptop. It contained scabrous information, incriminating Hunter Biden and his father, the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. Giuliani promptly brought the ...Read more
Washington -- As I wrote many years ago, when an entity falls under the control of liberalism, it eventually loses all sense of what its purpose was to begin with. The entity can be as small as a schoolroom or as vast as a great city or even a nation. Hand over a schoolroom or a vast city to the leadership of a cabal of liberals, and you will ...Read more
Washington -- You might recall last week that I began calling President Vladimir Putin of Russia "KGB Col. Vladimir Putin." I meant to diminish him in the eyes of my readers. I asserted that he rose to the rank of colonel when he was in the KGB, or, rather, when there was a KGB. Well, this column has a very erudite audience, and several of my ...Read more
Washington -- I hate Russian President Vladimir Putin! I would put him in a category with Fidel Castro, Adolf Hitler, and his countryman, J.V. Stalin. It took Castro, Hitler and Stalin years to achieve their distinction, at least with me. KGB Col. Putin moved more rapidly, but now he has arrived. He is a full-blooded tyrant.
People throw the ...Read more